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Little sweethearts

Feb. 15, 2018—In recognition of Heart Month, VUMC’s newborn sweethearts celebrated Valentine’s Day by creating a special gift for their loved ones.

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Teamwork key to saving heart patient and her baby

Sep. 14, 2017—As people in Middle Tennessee were experiencing the remnants of Hurricane Harvey during the early hours of Sept. 1, Catherine Hurt was battling another storm of her own.

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Eclipse VIPs

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center celebrated Monday’s solar eclipse with its smallest patients. Babies

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Event celebrates Walsh’s career as chief of Nurseries

Jun. 29, 2017—William Walsh, M.D., has always “put the baby in the middle” — sometimes literally, but most often figuratively.

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Premature infants in NICU do better with touch: study

Mar. 16, 2017—Treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) saves millions of infants born prematurely every year. But treatment is not without cost. Painful procedures such as needle pricks can impact early brain development.

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Team’s rapid response saves new mother following stroke

Mar. 16, 2017—Quick actions saved a new mother from any disabilities after she suffered a postpartum stroke last week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding, a Positive Choice’ April 21

Apr. 14, 2016—Registered nurse Carol Huber, a lactation consultant in Vanderbilt’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, presents the next installment of the Babies & You series, “Breastfeeding, a Positive Choice,” April 21.

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Couple’s gift bolsters neonatology training, research

Feb. 5, 2015—Dupree Hatch, M.D., shrugs off the sleep deprivation from a night taking care of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit and launches into a discussion of his efforts to describe — and reduce — adverse events associated with intubation in the NICU.

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Cotton recalled as devoted teacher, mentor, scientist

Jan. 8, 2015—Robert B. Cotton Jr., M.D., professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and former longtime director of the Division of Neonatology, died Friday, Jan. 2. He was 74.

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Developmental class for babies creates good vibes

Jul. 17, 2014—Lisa Gracey shares a puppet of an orange bear with 11-month-old son Duke, singing ‘Old MacDonald had a farm,’ encouraging him to be engaged in his music therapy class. He grabs at the soft material and bounces in excitement.

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Volunteer’s hats warming heads, hearts in NICU

May. 22, 2014—Thorun Olsen watched as two tiny, soft knitted hats — one pink and one blue — were placed on Nolan and Nora Mong’s petite heads to keep them warm in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Neuro ICU lands national award for nursing quality

Feb. 27, 2014—The Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, one of the highest markers of nursing care.

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